The Rotary Club of
Irondequoit, NY
Chartered 1967

July 10, 2019

Meeting Notes
First meeting of the 2nd iteration of President Bob Scheidt's administration.  Let's hope he gets it right this time...smiley  He is off to a good start with meeting agenda handed out before meeting and his budget all prepared for next business meeting.  Well made plans to walk out when President Bob rang the opening bell did not occur due to the usual apathy of the membership!!
President Bob reviewed a list of upcoming events which have been posted to the website calendar.  July 16 is a meeting of the newly formed Pasta Dinner Planning Committee at Dom & Marilyn's.  At least one member of the committee who will go nameless is expecting cannoli at the meeting.  
July 17th is the next Board meeting and Business meeting.  August 7th is Irondequoit Police Night Out at Camp Eastman in lieu of weekly meeting.  Haccamo Carnival night is Thursday, August 15.   Bocce Night at Camp Eastman is August 21.
Program Notes
Guy Kittelsen enlightened us on the country of Singapore which he visited in 1992 on a trip to Asia.  He went to Bangkok before Singapore and there couldn't be more of a difference.  Bangkok was 3rd world-like with horrendous conditions while Singapore was modern and organized.  Singapore made great strides after World War II due to a system of government that worked.  The country was a mix of 4 different nationalities and there was a concerted effort to integrate and mix the 4 to relieve racial tension and create a more cohesive government.  It appears to have worked.  Singapore is strategically located and serves as a critical cargo hub which has created a very expensive city.  There is a tremendous variety of dialects due to the mixing of races.  "Singlish" is a mix of Singapore and English.  There is a 50th floor skywalk that connects two skyscrapers.  Organization in the country is accomplished somewhat by a very strict system of laws that are punishable offenses:  no feeding pigeons, no chewing gum, no import of cigarettes, no spitting, heavy restrictions on car ownership, no littering.  Every person is required to serve in the military when they turn 18 years old.  Offenses sometimes lead to the punishment of public caning.  High level government officials are paid well with the idea that this discourages graft.  Elections are national holidays to promote voting (and there is a fine if you do not vote).  
Multiple contributions for:  Has-been Dave Shaheen, New President Bob Scheidt, Guy's Program, 4th of July Parade, Installation Dinner, and concern for Bob Spatola's niece
BJ Cunningham - blushing in Penfield music event because the band sang Happy Birthday to herand a trip to California to see her grandson graduate; Peter Mendick - WWII veteran with us at 4th parade; Dave Shaheen - nice letter from Luisa & golf with Peter & John, and RPO at I-Square; Jim Kozlowski - "fun" times moving daughter in NYC; Chris Sekula - good weather finally for painting outdoors; Lou DiPrima - daughter's house serving as a port-a-potty for parade; Kenn Van Dieren - Heat at parade, picture in paper, and a trip to Spokane; Jason Miller - all fingers still intact after 4th of July fireworks; President Bob Scheidt - membership rising to work at Install Dinner and reading Declaration of Independence at town hall on the 4th.
Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Jim Kozlowski
July 5
B.J. Cunningham
July 7
Dick Butler
August 28
Join Date
Guy Kittelsen
August 1, 1972
47 years
Jennie Gugino
August 23, 2017
2 years
Jul 17, 2019 6:15 PM
Jul 24, 2019 6:15 PM
Aug 14, 2019 6:15 PM
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Upcoming Events
Board Meeting
Jul 17, 2019 5:00 PM
Irondequoit Police Night Out
Camp Eastman
Aug 07, 2019
5:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Board Meeting
Aug 14, 2019 5:00 PM
Bocce Night at Camp Eastman
Aug 21, 2019 6:15 PM
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